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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Computer Aided Drafting & Design Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Computer Aided Drafting & Design and enter the workforce. Students explore all facets of CAD technician skills, techniques and software applications. With this CAD degree students will be prepared to enter the workforce as skilled CAD technicians. Students will graduate with advanced CAD skills by training on the most current CAD software. Students complete 2D and 3D projects with a career emphasis on the unique needs of small- to mid-sized companies seeking employees with advanced and specialized computer-aided drafting skills. Students may complete a Basic CAD certificate, enter the workforce, and then return at any time to upgrade specific skills while pursuing advanced certificate offerings or an AAS degree.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAD 100Print Reading for CAD

3

CAD 101Computer-Aided Drafting/2D I

3

CAD 102Computer-Aided Drafting/2D II

3

CAD 115Sketchup

3

ENGLISH ENG 121/122/131

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of CAD 100, CAD 101, CAD 102, and CAD 115, you should apply for the Basic Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAD 202Computer-Aided Drafting/3D

3

ELECTIVE CAD 216/219/224/255 or Any CAD Course

3

ELECTIVE Any CAD AAS Degree Elective*

3

GEN EDUCOM 115/125 or Any Approved Elective List

3

ART 121Drawing I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of CAD 115 and CAD 216, you should apply for the Sketchup Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE CAD 216/219

3

CAD 2623D Printing

3

ELECTIVE CAD 264/227/259 or Any CAD Course

3

ELECTIVE Any CAD AAS Degree Elective*

3

GEN EDUAny CIS or MGD from Approved Elective List

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of CAD 255 and CAD 259, you should apply for the Solidworks Certificate.

Upon completion of CAD 224 and CAD 227, you should apply for the REVIT Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAPSTONE CAD 289/280

3

ELECTIVE CAD 266 or Any CAD Course

3

ELECTIVE Any CAD AAS Degree Elective*

3

ELECTIVE Any CAD Course

3

MATH MAT 107 or Higher, or MAT 121

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Upon completion of CAD 115, CAD 262, CAD 264, and CAD 266, you should apply for the 3D Printing & 3D Scanning Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

*Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) AAS Degree Elective*: Any CAD course. You may also select up to three courses (11 credit maximum) from any AECEGGEGT, or IND course. As well as any of the following courses: GIS 101, GIS 110, GIS 131, HLT 130, HLT 230, MAC 100, MAC 101, MAC 102, MAC 110, MAC 120.